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Phishing Campaign Simulation
Phishing Campaign Simulation
With over 80% of all cyber attacks in the UK starting with a phishing email, it’s clear that preparing your organisation for this sort of malicious activity should be very high on the priority list. Most people are familiar with the concept of Phishing, and yet organisations keep falling victim – why is this?
Why are phishing attacks so dangerous?
Phishing so prevalent because it’s the easiest and successful technique used by attackers to gain access to a company’s network and cause damage. Part of the reason these sorts of attacks have such a high success rate is because they rely on human error and in many cases, the good faith possessed by many of us.
The sophistication of these sorts of attacks is also incredibly high. Cyber criminals are able to deliver emails that look very legitimate and are sometimes almost indistinguishable from genuine emails the receiver frequently gets. These phishing emails can appear to come from a line manager, requesting urgent action, or a supplier chasing an invoice. whatever the source, unless trained in what to look out for, people are often very likely to interact with the email in good faith, assuming it’s genuine, only for the gates to open and malware to come flooding into the network.
One in every 3,722 emails in the UK is a phishing attempt
Overcoming the Challenges of Phishing
Educating and training your users is the best way to reduce the risk and build a more security focused and aware workforce. But a surprising number of organisation’s haven’t embedded this into their cyber security strategy. Frequently training staff on the importance of security, especially email security is essential in reducing cyber threat. Evidence shows that having an established security awareness training program for your employees improves their phishing detection rates and increases the likelihood that they report the email to their internal security team. Our service can be tailored to your specific needs, allowing several campaigns to run simultaneously within your organisation – targeting different user groups such as high-risk remote staff, key process workers or C-level executives.
Educating and training your users is the best way to reduce the risk and build a more security focused and aware workforce. But a surprising number of organisation’s haven’t embedded this into their cyber security strategy.
The truth is, some of your workforce are going to be more of a liability than others. This may be due to their seniority and therefore access to critical areas of the network. Or it could be due to the sheer volume of emails they’re likely to receive on any given day. Regardless, clear visibility into where the greatest threats lie is crucial in knowing where to pay the most attention. With our Phishing Simulation Service, We’ll provide you with granular insight into user, group, and
organisational response behaviour This is delivered through regular reports including identified weaknesses, recommendations and comparisons to industry benchmarks, with recommended training or actions to help reduce the phishing risks to your business. Ultimately, you’ll be able to see the effectiveness of staff training, and hopefully a reduction in risk over time.
The sophistication of phishing activity is growing all the time, making it harder and harder to differentiate legitimate emails from malicious ones. Trying to stay one step ahead of this internally, alongside all of your other responsibilities is hard. Our phishing simulation service takes care of this for you by delivering simulation campaigns that reflect the very latest in phishing sophistication. You can be sure that your workforce and organisation interacting with campaigns designed to replicate the variety and interactivity of the most current phishing tactics.
Can a Phishing Campaign Simulation Help your Business?
Statistics suggest that the likelihood of someone in your organisation receiving a phishing email is virtually certain. Statistics also suggest that without adequate training, that person is more than likely to click on the link, assuming the email is legitimate, which in turn opens your organisation up for significant disruption and quite possibly financial and reputational damage. If you want to take one of the principal first steps in improving your defences against cybercrime, focusing in on your weakest link – your human workforce – is a very sensible approach; and a our phishing simulation service can do that for you.
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